Thermodynamic Stability HW 5I.13

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Vana Mirzakhani 3I
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Thermodynamic Stability HW 5I.13

Postby Vana Mirzakhani 3I » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:10 pm

When solving HW problem 5I.13, it asked to see which is more "thermodynamically stable"? What is meant by thermodynamic stability? What determines its stability? Thank you.

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Re: Thermodynamic Stability HW 5I.13

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:14 pm

It would be discussed later in thermodynamics, but basically, if the enthalpy is negative, then the product is more stable than the reactant, vice versa

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Re: Thermodynamic Stability HW 5I.13

Postby Cynthia Aragon 1B » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:49 pm

Thermodynamic stability usually refers to a system that is at its lowest energy state. A reactive species most stable and preferred state is that of the products.

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